Being diagnosed as HIV-positive can be a scary moment in your life. We are all carry the image of the epidemic from the 1980s and 1990s. Once lively people exploding with energy and life, withering away.
But that is not HIV disease in the 21st century. Today, those who are infected, if they take their medications and keep in medical care are expected to live a completely normal life span. Today’s medicines have changed HIV from death sentence to lifelong, chronic and manageable disease. Living with HIV today is no barrier to living life to its fullest.
As a person living with HIV, you can prevent transmitting your virus to your partners. The cool thing? Today’s medical care can help you with that!
Medical studies have shown that a person on successful medical treatment — defined as an undetectable plasma viral load for six months or more — has only a theoretical risk of transmitting HIV. In fact, so far, scientists have not been able to identify a single case in the entire world where a person with an undetectable viral load transmitted their virus to a sexual partner. Not one case, and there are an estimated 34 million people worldwide living with HIV.
Here is a video explaining the importance of Treatment as Prevention:
And here is Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, discussing Treatment as Prevention from a medical and public health perspective:
Having HIV doesn’t end your rEVOLUTIONARY choices, either. Check out the choices here, learn more about them and adopt them in your life today.